Originally Posted by a_dam
The bike is all apart getting a new paint job right now. I was posting paint pics in the "what did you do to your bike today" thread, but will now post those in the painting (chop shop) forum. While it's tore down for paint, everything will be cleaned and detailed before reassembly. I'll take more pics.
I've been lucky over the years- several mods each improved things a bit at a time. Now it runs pretty trouble-free and tires and rollers last a long time. There are still other design ideas (improvements?) I plan on trying.
BTW. I just looked at your albums. Lots of nice rides there! Not a FD in the bunch? I don't blame you. I would go chain-drive with a DIY motor in a heartbeat if it wasn't for the pesky reduction problem. I might even break down and buy a china girl someday, but I must enjoy doing things the hard way.
I have built one friction drive by it was a 20 inch frame I used Hey 25 cc weed eater engine it was way under powered but it would travel at about 20 miles per hour the way I had the engine mounted cause engine case to break at area that was bolted 2 the bracket I built, I have not tried to fix that set up because it was so under powered I may I use the same bracket with another engine at some point, but for now yes all of my box or China girl builds I am actually working on another bike now and plan on trying to get it together and running today if all goes according to plan.